Things People Tried To Smuggle Through Airport Security in Prague

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Customs officers at Prague airport found a total of 1487 cases of smuggling last year.

Drugs are one of the most common illegal items that smugglers attempt to sneak through customs, but officers also detained dried beetles, seal clothes, Chinese medicines, or two tons of counterfeit condoms. "In one case, a man tried to smuggle more than 1.2 kilograms of cocaine in his bowels," said Šárka Miškovská, the spokeswoman for Customs Administration.

Drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy, hashish, LSD, methamphetamine or amphetamine were also detained in postal consignments.

The smuggling of the most strictly protected animals and plants was prevented by customs officers in 151 cases. There was found 310 inanimate corals or ten leather seals. Other specimens include dried beetles, live orchids, or traditional Chinese medicine products such as tinctures, ointments, and tablets.

Detained counterfeits of renowned brands of electronics, watches, or clothing had a total value of over 237 million crowns. Even Viagra and Cialis were counterfeited. "The biggest surprise arose in capturing two tons of Durex condoms," Miškovská added.

Author: Samia Ahmed


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